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Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
actually san francisco police officers standing in the street as well. apparently with the police car blocking the lane making sure people stay on the sidewalk. >> and our crew that is here near the scene tells us a little closer to 24th and mission, police have made arrested. and we will be following this and have much more for you throughout the newscast. but now, to the big game. >> my stomach hurts and it was a gut wrenching game, fred. fred is here with the highlights and it was a tough one to watch. >> they had to dig out. >> i think i heard you yelling pass the stomach medicine. this is why football is the most poplar sport. big games and hits. and the 49ers defensive couldn't stop atlanta but shot them out cold in the end. they were down 17 nothing and scored twice the make it closer. and matt ryan had to be targets and tony with a ten-yarder to give the lead at half time. nineswhich crabwhen crabtree recovers. and 49ers come right back, and gore's second touchdown of the game to give san francisco its first lead of 28-24. 4th down, 4th to go and matt ryan has led seven ov
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
case is so personal for the san francisco police chief. >> reporter: in 1984 he was part of the initial search so yes, this case hits home with him and today he gave us insight on why investigators targeted this house in connection with the disappearance of kevin collins. >> reporter: the recent search warrant tied to kevin collins' case is sealed but -- >> it is hurtful. brings back memories. >> doesn't seem real. >> it is real. kevin collins disappeared 29 years ago while on his way home from school. yesterday the san francisco police department searched this home blocks from where he was last seen. >> the inspectors developed news information that conducted additional investigation. it was enough to get a search warrant. >> reporter: what was the evidence? the records office said the warrant was returned this afternoon but it was sealed. the police chief said a man who lived at the home was once a person of interest, that man has since died. >> you know what, they have more investigating to do. and as they do that, when they think it is ready you will get you the person of in
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
opera house offered a live broadcast for the san francisco community. >> thank you. god bless you. >> they gathered to watch the speech. one woman came away with tears in her eyes. >> we got him back in office and this is important for us to vote and get our votes in so that way we can have days like this. >> she was also thrilled the inauguration fell on mlk day. >> a critical response to the president's address. he took issue with president obama's style saying he is not likely to change and will continue to have a limited agenda and will governor largely through executive order. now live again to washington, d.c. to the convention center. there are two officials balls this time. there were 9 during the last inauguration ceremonies. this is one of them inside the convention center. a public ball and a military ball upstairs and we will continue to monitor the events. and we will bring you live pictures. >>> the city of piedmont is not known for violence but tonight police are investigating two robberies. ktvu's jade hernandez joins us with more about a close call for one family.
FOX
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
been going on for more than an hour and a half, commute traffic starting early because of the weather. the problems started around noon today when the rains picked up. this driver had to be taken to the hospital. after fire crews extricated him from this truck. that wasn't the case at a similar accident that took place around the same time just a few miles north. the driver of this suv was lucky to walk away with just a few scratches. >> a lot of people will slow down in heavy downpour but they won't in light rain. and it can be just as dangerous. >> reporter: we caught a shot of a car stalled on interstate 80 as we approached the bay bridge from san francisco, one of several incidents as the rain picked up. >> it is still the first rainfall of the year, so there is a possibility there's some accumulation of oil and radiator fluid, things like that that might be on the road. it could contribute to slicker conditions. >> reporter: tonight, the chp is asking drivers to slow down, leave extra room between cars and be prepared to spend extra time in traffic. patti lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and here's a quick look now outside. this is from our traffic camera along 880 in oakland. traffic is moving a little slowly tonight but it is indeed moving. moving to the south, this is the 280 interchange in san jose. it looks like traffic is pretty light there. bill martin has been tracking this latest system for us, and bill, you said this rain may linger on into the evening? >> it's going to linger, heather. like we were talking about earlier, it hasn't rained in a few weeks and the roads get a little wet. this is not a big storm, but the roads get very slick. it draws the residues to the surface and you get slick roadways. the heaviest rain has been in the north bay. there's santa rosa right now. you can see the darker greens? obviously, that's the heavier rain, just north of napa. but basically the heavier rains are widely spread. we're seeing light, scattered sprinkles throughout the area. it's sort of the same light green. you just saw patti up there by berkeley. this is a light, low-grade rainfall that's going to continue as we go into the evening hours. there will be an opportunity -- i'll back it out a little bit -- for more heavy rain. you'll see some of the heavier rain. this is about two hours ago. see the yellows here? that was about 3:00. then the light stuff is in behind it. so roads are wet. here's the afternoon commute, definitely slow. we're talking about that. what's happening now are more showers and potentially more heavy showers moving in offshore. so we'll be tracking those for you. could have an impact on the morning commute. looks like we might see valley fog in the early morning hours. that could add some hassle to your commute as well. when i come back, we'll put it all together for you. we'll see you back here. >> and remember, you can get weather updates anytime on ktvu.com. just click on the weather tab and view our live storm tracker 2 radar. >>> developing news right now about oakland's decision to bring in celebrated and controversial former police chief bill bratton to help stem the tide of escalating violence. ken is live in detroit, where he tracked down bratton and talked with him about his new role in oakland. ken? >> reporter: this was a surprise to us. while working on a story about the troubles shared by both police departments in oakland and here in detroit, we found the man many are turning to to try to save both departments. bill bratton is here in detroit, and he met with us this afternoon to tell us he's looking forward to working with oakland police chief howard jordan. >> i've known him for a period of time. and he is very open to the idea of bringing in outside assistance. he is the first to admit he doesn't have all the answers. but he's always willing to learn and try new things. and i applaud him for that. >> reporter: bratton is widely respected as a reformer. he happened to be in detroit today to meet with the mayor and police brass here to try to help them turn around their troubled department. detroit and oakland police are both being monitored by federal authorities over allegations of widespread misconduct. bratton says, while the two cities are vastly different, there are some striking similarities in the problems they face. >> both have been going through significant reductions in the size of their police force. both are under the federal consent decrees, so they're focusing on their uses of force. >> reporter: bratton says he will be in oakland soon and his first order of business is to meet with political leaders, police brass and members of the community. live in detroit, ken wayne, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a short time ago, oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan answered their critics to hire bratton. >> reporter: city officials wrapped up that news conference within the past hour. they talked about last night's big city koim vote supporting new ways to tackle the city's crime problems. the hottest topic? the now hired police consultant that you just heard from, from detroit, william bratton. oakland mayor jean quan and police chief jordan said this city needs help to quell the violence. >> the people and the city have made it clear that public safety is one of their no. 1 issues. >> reporter: and they say former top cop in l.a. and new york, william bratton, can bring his decades of expertise to oakland to support the effort. >> he really felt that the community has to be involved at every level of the planning, and the execution of crime fighting. this particular plan is not about bill bratton. >> reporter: but the protest is. >> please, god, don't do it for something that doesn't even work! >> reporter: all of this followed the contentious city council meeting that lasted until early this morning [ screaming and yelling ] >> reporter: today, opponents of william bratton and his more aggressive brand of policing -- >> these policies continue to be a hot-button issue. they continue to be something that oaklanders have come out and rejected, whether it be gang injunctions or curfews. >> reporter: city officials say bratton will start working on oakland's problems the middle of next month. coming up, you'll hear from the chp, which has been using stop and frisk tactics and does so on the streets of oakland as well. >>> a police foot chase and struggle in san francisco ended with the arrest of a man suspected of credit card fraud. police say the man had been making fraudulent credit card purchases in the tenderloin district. officers were keeping an eye out for the man, and they happened to spot him today. police say the man ran into a restaurant and they say it took several officers to finally bring him into custody. >>> officials in alameda are investigating the death of a n whose body was discovered this morning floating in san francisco bay. police say a person walking down a path at crown beach discovered the body at the south end of washington park. alameda fire crews pulled the body from the water. they say it appears to be that of an asian man, 20 to 30 years old, with no obvious signs of trauma. >>> san francisco police say a suspicious package that prompted a bomb scare today was actually full of miscellaneous junk. nearby streets were shut down and a building next door was evacuated while the bomb squad examined the box. the box was declared safe about three and a half hours later. all streets and evacuated buildings are now back open. >>> now to the major announcement today regarding the role of women in the u.s. military. in a ground-breaking move, the defense secretary lifted the ban on women serving in combat. rob roth is live in san francisco with just how soon those jobs could open up to women. >> reporter: many people see lifting the restriction as a victory in the fight for women's equality in the military. the groundbreaking decision overturns the 1994 pentagon rule that restricts women from combat roles. zoe is a retired naval commander who gained national headlines when she came out as a lesbian and successfully fought the military's effort to discharge her. >> we're treated as second- class citizens. >> reporter: last year, the aclu filed a lawsuit against the defense department challenging the policy that prohibited women from serving in ground combat. >> it's one of the last remaining ways in which the federal government officially discriminates against women just because they're women. >> reporter: there appears to be one loophole. the decision gives the military until 2016 to speak special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women. >> it doesn't mean that women have access to all the positions that were previously closed off. we'll have to think about what that means in terms of our lawsuits. >> reporter: some combat positions may open to women as soon as this year. others, such as navy seal's, may take longer. >> they said, well, this job requires a lot of street and women can't hack it. well, guess what? a lot of men can't hack it either. >> reporter: in reality, women have found themselves in combat in recent wars. as of last year, 130 women have died and more than 800 women wounded in iraq and afghanistan. reporting live in san francisco, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> meantime, president obama's nominee to be the next secretary of defense met today at the white house with the leaders of several influential american jewish groups. several have criticized chuck haigle's last statements and what haigle referred to as the jewish lobby. a statement from the jewish leaders called it, quote, an important opportunity for a serious and thorough discussion. >>> a double shooting in el cerrito forced schools to lock down this afternoon. two victims were rushed to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. claremont elementary school ander ser and el cerrito high school were briefly placed in lockdown. so far, no arrests have been made. >>> hillary clinton faces tough questions about the deadly attack in benghazi. >>> plus, live storm tracker 2. you can see there is still a lot of green out there. our chief meteorologist will sort it all out for us in a moment. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton delivered an emotional and at times fiery testimony today about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> reporter: heather, that all- day grilling of outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton on capitol hill was emotionally charged. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrew's. >> reporter: one of those four coffins carried the body of bay area's ambassador chris stevens. how could it happen, senators kept asking. clinton said multiple requests for adequate security never reached her desk. >> had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, from ambassador stevens, i would have relieved you of your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> reporter: another republican senator kept asking why it took so long to interview benghazi survivors. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk decided they would go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make? >> reporter: and why did u.n. ambassador susan rice and not clinton publicly speak for the administration? she said it's not her favorite thing to appear on sunday talk shows. >> the answers, frankly, you have given this morning are not satisfactory to me. >> you've always spoken out forcefully. >> reporter: now, when i interviewed ambassador stevens' mother in her oakland home just two weeks after her son's death, she said she did not blame secretary clinton for what happened. today stevens' stepfather graciously turned down my request for comment. in an e-mail, he said, we are not qualified to evaluate what has been done. every new news report, every renewal of the discussion, hurts. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> authorities in the south bay are searching for thieves who apparently have educated pallets. they made off with some expensive wines. the owner discovered the theft and a broken window when he arrived at work monday morning. sheriff's investigators say the missing wine is worth thousands of dollars. and people in saratoga were surprised by what happened. >> everyone enjoys the village and nobody has feelings about being threatened or safety or anything like that. i suppose, if there's a crime in saratoga, it would probably be something like wine or jewelry. >> it's a beautiful community. pretty shocking. >> a wine list on the restaurant's website lists some bottles priced at several thousand dollars and a few that even go for five figures. >>> we have an update about a home invasion robbery in san jose. police have now recovered the two vehicles stolen during that robbery. sheriff's officials pulled the toyota highlander out of the reservoir today. just last night, the chp found a toyota camry abandoned near gilroy. those cars were stolen monday night from a home. police say several armed men burst in, tied up two people, and made off with jewelry and the cars. no suspects have been arrested. >>> police in san francisco have arrested a man they say robbed at least six banks over a year-long period. investigators say this is a picture of shawn laughlin, caught by a surveillance camera during one of those robberies. they say he committed two robberies in january of last year and four more just in december, and that in each case, he handed the teller a note demanding money and took off with the cash. they are still investigating to see if he might be tied with other bank robberies. >>> the town of los gatos plans to investigate love locks. couples typically write messages of commitment on the locks and then throw away the key. they plan to remove the locks on february 1 and throw away any locks that aren't claimed by february 15. >>> this was ed robert's day. governor brown issued a proclamation honoring ed roberts, who was born on this day in 1939. roberts was paralyzed at the age of 14 but he overcame that challenge to become the first severely disabled student to attend uc berkeley. he also fought for disability rights. he headed the department of rehabilitation. ed roberts died in 1995. >>> in a report card published today, san francisco got an a minus for spending transparency. san francisco was listed only behind new york and chicago as one of three u.s. cities with a score of 90 or above. the report reviews the way that the nation's largest cities offer information to the public about budgets and other money matters. the board of supervisors says the city appreciates the recognition. >>> we're looking at more showers at there but nothing real heavy. it's been sort of light. and that's how it continues. low-grade showers, not enough to cause you concerns for flooding but not to slick up those roadways and mess up the afternoon commute. if you've been looking at the satellite, you can see all this moisture coming from the south. that's the subtropical air mass. temperatures the next couple of days are going to be on the mild side. look at the back edge right there. that's the edge of it. the system is working its way through right now. we're seeing scattered showers all over the place. as we head to the santa clara valley, we'll come in close. this is wind chill wipers on intermittent at base. the story here, as it's hitting on the afternoon commute, as we pointed out earlier, that always gums things up. it's just the way it is out here and the bay area gets wet and things slow down. so here are the showers in the forecast. 8:00, more widespread showers. so that's what we'd expect. none of this looks heavy. rainfall accumulations thus far from this thing, 8/100 of an inch, so it's really been light. it's more nuisance showers than anything. 11:00, there's the back edge. 2 a.m., you can see the showers starting to die down a little more. this is just going to be a slow erosion of the showers as we go into the overnight hours. tonight, what i'm looking for is those showers to continue. the afternoon commute stays wet obviously. but i think in the morning, valley fog becomes an issue. ground is wet. moisture content is high. temperatures drop and we get fog. extended forecast, we day in a slightly unsettled pattern into the weekend. right now it looks like nothing for the weekend in terms of rain, but i'll keep my eye on that. the forecast lows, much warmer than they have been. the last week or two, we had 20's, 30's. not happening. these temperatures are in the 40's. so as your heading off to school or work, warmer tomorrow. railways are wet. maybe some valley fog. i'm going to track these showers a little longer. as we go into the next weather cast, we're gonna take the long- range model and run it into your bay area weekend. >>> well, it is the tail of the tape. when it comes to foot-long subs. the photo that set off a scandal at subway and the new legal twist tonight. >>> immigration reform is back on center stage. but we'll show you why advocates are concerned about it. >>> new at 6, controversial for his policies an his paycheck. >> i'm really excited about the opportunity to work in oakland. >> what this former police chief is saying about his first steps to curb crime. >>> two people robbed at gun point in palo alto. we'll have the latest on what police are doing to combat the crime. >>> a startling increase in a deadly disease among people of color. >>> tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 6. >>> immigration reform is in the spotlight now that president obama has publicly made it a priority. he is expected to promote legislation in the coming weeks. ktvu's robert handa is in san jose tonight. >> reporter: it was a typically busy day of immigration processing here at the department of homeland security. but after what the president has said about immigration reform, a lot of people are expecting it to get much busier. caesar juarez is an immigration attorney who helps undocumented families. he is also technically undocumented, having entered the u.s. as a child on a visa that expired years ago. juarez is also a community activist. after many ups and downs, including the legislative defeat of the dream act, juarez says president obama's renewed call is a relief. >> at least my experience is, one that lives in fear but moves on, because that's what humanity is. we move on to create a better situation for our families. >> reporter: immigration attorney richard hobbs is confident legislation will be proposed within two weeks but worries a political fight will create major obstacles on any paths to citizenship and permanent residence. >> fees that are too high, for example, or an onerous english requirement that would be difficult for certain elderly immigrants, et cetera. >> reporter: juarez agrees. >> is it going to create a program that creates second- class citizens or a workforce -- is it going to be an immigration reform that recognizes family unity, that recognizes the human rights of all people? >> reporter: and coming up at 6, how immigration reform could september silicon valley but possibly at the expense of other residents. >>> new information today about the pittsburg man suspected of a double shooting that killed a high school student on monday. investigators are telling us they arrested this man, 23-year- old julius short at his home in pittsburg. investigators say short killed 16-year-old steven rosalez after getting in a fight with rosalez and his friend earlier in the day. >>> that subway scandal is really heating up tonight with the sandwich giant now facing a lawsuit. two new jersey men have sued subway, claiming that the chain's foot-long subs, well, they fall short of a foot. the men say foot-long sandwiches from 17 subway shops all measured less than 12 inches. subway has taken an awful lot of heat ever since an australian man posted a picture showing the foot-long sub measuring 11 inches. >>> potential stock market investors remain skeptical. still ahead. >>> a gallery owner may be in hot water after torching an art display. we speak exclusively with the artist herself. o?oowq >>> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5. >>> when it comes to the stock market, high-tech stocks are knocking it out of the ballpark. but as one silicon valley giant learned today, it can be a very wild ride. apple stock rode a roller coaster today. despite news of huge sales, after the market closed, investors hammered the stocks for low returns. the stock lost 10% of its value, as investors worry about the company's ability to keep it's momentum. >> reporter: you know, despite what many investors actually would say are sparkling numbers, big investors are demanding more from apple and all other companies, not only for themselves but for your retirement account. stocks are turning in better than expected earnings. >> imb knocked it out of the park, mcdonald's knocked it out of the park. >> reporter: but christina and many other retirement account holders still don't see economic sunshine ahead. >> i'll believe it when i see it. i don't think that the stock market is an indicator of how our economy is doing. >> tech is one of our great strengths of our economy. that sector, money is flowing into it, because there's so much potential and there's so much opportunity for growth there. >> reporter: more good news. a looming shutdown of the government over the debt ceiling is off the table for now. the international monetary fund expects good economic growth worldwide. u.s. agriculture is doing very well. plus, yet another critical mega trend. >> the housing sector has been doing well with people moving out and establishing their own households. >> reporter: more and more investors are moving out of lower-paying but more secure investments. >> you had a mad race out of equities in 2007, 2008, 2009, and now here at the end of 2012, 2013, you're seeing a great rotation back into equities, because there's a better rate of return. >> reporter: but more convincing lays ahead. >> i still say that the economy is still pretty dismal. >> reporter: also, in after- hours trading, netflix was up over 30%, after a suspected loss actually turned out to be a profit. reporting live, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> on wall street today, strong earnings from google. >>> the house of representatives today passed a measure that temporarily averts a crisis over the nation's debt limit. on a bipartisan vote, the measure allows the government to borrow enough money to pay its bills for four more months. otherwise, it would have been in danger of runng out of money next month. the move, though, sets up a fight in the spring over taxes, spending and the deficit. >>> it appears california will finish the month with a bump in tax revenue. according to the legislative analyst's office, the state is expected to end january $4 billion ahead of projections. the state also set a record on january 16 when the franchise tax board received $2.2 billion in taxes. experts say the excess money may be the result of a combination of state and federal tax changes. >>> government figures released today indicate that union membership in the united states is at its lowest level since the 1930's. the bureau of labor statistics says union labor declined. it's a drop of about 400,000 workers. the losses were spread across both the government and private sectors. >>> a state appeals court has upheld the right of a san jose car dealer to share its tips with other employees. in a unanimous decision, judges from the sixth district court of appeals said they could find nothing in the law that made the practice illegal. it is common in the restaurant business for waiters and waitresses to have to share tips with busboys and bartenders. >>> the website parkingticket.com has declared a holy war on sunday parking tickets. a watch dog group is trying to get the word out that if you get one of those tickets, you can fight it free on its website. the point is to make the process more costly for the city. new york city tried picketing on sunday tickets three years ago, and they finally ended up getting rid of that. >>> an unusual story from san francisco. the owner of an art gallery deliberately set a work of art on fire. >> reporter: 25,000 matchsticks artistically arranged to look like a map of the united states. it was created by claire fontaine as part of an interactive art exhibit at the queens nail annex. >> fire is a very dangerous and noble work. to come here and see that people are playing with fire, the firemen don't like it. >> reporter: extinguishers were on hand and no one was on the top floor, but at 10:00 last night, fire officials say things got out of control. >> i saw two or three big fire trucks, and we thought, what's going on? it's a gallery. what could be in there that could be burning? >> reporter: now the gallery owner may be in hot water since he set the exhibit on fire. >> it wasn't malicious. it was just basically out of ignorance. >> reporter: this is a youtube video of the artist. she creates art out of matches. then, as part of the exhibit, the works are lit on fire. >> we go as far as, if you're even going to heat it up as a caterer, you need a permit for it. >> maybe there was a way to do it less destructively but still make its point. >> reporter: fire officials say there's $5,000 worth of damage. while the gallery owner didn't think he was doing anything illegal and no one was hurt, it was irresponsible. he could face charges of reckless arson. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> right now we have some breaking news from near downtown oakland. what you are looking at are live pictures from the roof camera on our television station, shooting into downtown oakland. that is a fire. the freeway that you see there, that is 880. in the background it's downtown oakland. we're working to get more information on this fire. but, again, it is very close to the freeway. that may be impacting traffic on the freeway. also, some of the streets in downtown oakland presumably going to be closed as a result of this fire as firefighters arrive on the scene. we've also sent our reporter christian to the seen. again, the headline at this hour, you're looking at it live from the roof cam on top of our station, a two-alarm fire burning at 6th and harrison right on the outskirts of downtown oakland. >>> ucsf marked ten years of bioscience research in san francisco's mission bay. officials gave tours of the labs and other facilities that have been built there over the past decade. mayor lee joined former governor gray davis on the stage. some have caused mission bay the silicon valley of bioscience. >> this research is transforming how we train the future leaders in health. around us is a growing community of venture capitol firms and bioscience companies that either spun out of ucsf or chose to locate here to collaborate with us. >> they are building a new state of the art hospital in mission bay scheduled to open two years from now. >>> more live coverage of that fire in oakland when we come back. >>> also, surrounded by water but burning out of control. the fast-moving fire that spread across water. >>> plus, what stanford scientists say they have just developed in the battle against hiv and aids. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> fire crews in miami struggle to put out flames on two boats this afternoon at a downtown marina. one boat caught fire and authorities say that sparked a fire on another nearby boat. no word yet on what caused either of those fires. >>> the toyota prius hybrid is the car californians prefer. it was the best-selling car in the state. consumer reports says the hybrid's appeal is that it offers a good deal and is cheap to operate. >>> transportation safety officials say there is still no explanation for safety problems on boeing's dreamliner. they can't say when the dreamliner will be clear to fly again. the dreamliners have all been grounded because of batteries' overheating. >>> there was unofficial word today that the dreamliner will not be grounded for long. in an exclusive interview with our washington, d.c. bureau, boeing and the faa say a fix is, quote, imminent. >> it's not a matter of can it fly, can it not fly. seems to be a matter of this one system, an important system, but just one system in a plane with many systems in it. >> larsen is the top democrat on the house aviation committee. we also learned that a senate panel will hold a hearing on the dreamliner but no date has been set yet for that hearing. >>> an air force general had a lot of explaining to do in washington, d.c., today. the tough questions he faced and why he says what happened is horrible. >>> and tracking some showers out there right now, messing with the afternoon commute, how long do the showers stick around, and do they return for the weekend? all those details, coming up. >>> and we continue to follow that breaking news happening right now in oakland. you are looking live at a two- alarm fire near downtown. this is happening not far from interstate 880. >>> new at 6, controversial for his policies and his paycheck. >> i'm really excited about the opportunity to work in oakland. >> what this former police chief is saying about his first steps to curb crime. >>> then -- >> two people robbed at gunpoint in palo alto. >>> plus, a startling increase of a deadly disease among people of color. what doctors say people are doing wrong. tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 6. >>> san mateo congresswoman questioned top air force leaders about a military sex scandal. the blunt words speer had for the brass and what the congresswoman is doing to stop sexual assaults in the armed forces. >> reporter: the u.s. armed forces is dealing with a major black eye. nearly 800 sexual assaults reported at lackland air force base near san antonio. most committed by training instructors. >> they directed these trainees to go to supply closets and to the laundry room, where they were then raped. >> reporter: paula coughlin was assaulted 21 years ago while serving in the navy. she's now with this group. >> we can't accept this. it's horrible. we all know that. >> reporter: congresswoman jackie speer is introducing a bill, saying instructors who have even consensual sex with a trainee get kicked out of the military. >> we have two instructors that admitted to having had sex with train of their trainees each. and these instructors were married. >> an individual serving as a military training instructor, who has a relationship like this with a trainee, has no place in our air force. >> reporter: military leaders say they're already implementing new guidelines. >> we are well on our way toward, but i'm not in in way ready to declare victory. >> reporter: having more women as trainers is looking air force officials are looking into. >>> scientists at stanford have developed a groundbreaking treatment in the battle against hiv and aids. they say they have developed a way to genetically engineer certain immune cells to make them resistant to hiv. they say if this treatment is successful, treatment could change significantly. >>> the family of the late junior seau is suing the nfl over the former linebacker's suicide. seau's family claims his suicide was the result of brain disease caused by all the violent hits he suffered while playing football. their wrongful death lawsuit claims that the nfl deliberately hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head. seau shot himself last may. he w
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Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
information that we learned tonight. >>> residents of this san francisco neighborhood witnessed a horrible sight when a woman was lit on fire by her boyfriend. the victim's sister says what led up to the conflict. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> geek i'm ken wayne. >> hello everyone i'm heather holmes. we begin with that developing news in san josi. a woman crashed her car into a pond and just minutes ago we learned that despite efforts to rescue her underwater she died. kutv's debora villalon is live at the scene right off the almaden expressway. >> reporter: heather this happened before 3:00 and it's still a developing situation, because no one can be absolutely sure yet if the woman driving that gray car that you see over there was the only victim. she was pulled lifeless from her vehicle, submerged in about 15' of water. she had been under about 40 minutes and paramedics tried to revive her, but she was pronounced dead at a local hospital. this was a single-car accident and no explanation for. it the driver was com
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> reporter: dangerous situation for san francisco firefighters trying to control an early morning house fire. flames began shooting from a natural gas line. the fire was essentially gas fed at one point and crews couldn't reach the shut off valve. >> they had to leave it burning till pg&e cut shut it off. we couldn't get to the shut off because of the fire. >> reporter: it took more than two hours for pg&e to dig up the road and shut off the main gas line. firefighters let the gas burn itself off. that was the safest approach. four people inside the home all managed to escape. three were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. he is glad a neighbor woke him up to warn him about the fire. >> luckily the neighbors came knocking really hard to get us up, because, you know, i was caught in a fire before and i almost didn't make it so i am very grateful. >> the fire began in the garage area and then spread to the gas meeter and grew in size. pg&e said the fire was not related to a faulty line. according to the deputy chief there is nothing at this point to suggest the fire is
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Jan 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
some 40s. already for this 5:00 hour up in santa rosa and napa and concord. downtown san francisco at 48. san jose in the upper 40s. some more cold numbers to show you up near sonoma, heelsburg and sebastapool checking in at 47. petaluma 44 degrees. areas of frost and take a look at these numbers these about two to 4 degrees cooler for the temperatures today. once again a freeze warning in place for the north bay also the inland valleys and the santa clara valley including san jose right down to about freezing. lots of upper 20s and 40s and mid- to upper 40s right around the bay shoreline for san francisco and oakland. fremont 33. here we are with our temperature forecast model. this contour links up with the 20s, 30s and narrow band of 40s hugging the shoreline. a very cold start. you want to keep the plants warm and animals warm. look what happen -- happen spwaos -- look what happens early in the morning. upper 40s into the lower 50s for afternoon highs. you can see with our temperature scale by 3:00 saturday afternoon. you may be hearing for shower activities this weekend. we break
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Jan 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
international airport in new orleans, the san francisco 49ers just landed a few minutes ago. a full week ahead of the super bowl. >> turn up the voloom now, the -- voloom now, the team left this -- volume now, the team left this afternoon. the baltimore ravens will arrive tomorrow. >> and in other news. >>> police were in a neighborhood where aman was shot and killed -- a man was shot and killed last night. the friends are mourning the sudden loss. ktvu's ann rubin is live with new information in this ace. ann? >> reporter: gunman, they need witnesses to come forward. >> reporter: a large group of friends gathered to light a candal and say a prayer. he was bunked down saturday as we was walking. >> i heard loud gun shots. four. four gun shots. >> you could feel the tension. >> reporter: police responded quickly but by that time the shooters took off. >> unknown direction, unknown mean ez. we need witnesses. >> reporter: authorities do not know why he might have been targeted. his past includes a charge related to the accidental shooting of his girlfriend however they do not believe
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Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
by. it all started with gunshots fired at a housing project in san francisco's mission district. david stevenson live in the city. the new surveillance video you obtained from the owner of that corner store. >> reporter: that's right. the crash, gasia, had some surveillance video that was taken in the store behind me but the crash happened right here just after 8:00 a.m. it sent the cars spinning onto the sidewalk and crashing right into the storefront. this surveillance video shows the devastating impact of a deadly crash in san francisco's mission district this morning. >> obviously this is an unbelievable tragedy. >> reporter: police say it began with a report of shots fired from a car parked at a public housing complex on valencia and 15th. police pulled over the driver of this black chevy. >> as officers approached the vehicle, the vehicle took off at high rate of speed and ran through the next two intersections, colliding with the white vehicle. >> reporter: skid marks show where the white toyota sedan was struck and skidded through the intersection, smashing into this liq
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Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
www.ktvu.com. >>> san francisco giants pitcher sergio romo was detailed at the airport in las vegas on new year's day. he was stopped because he couldn't provide i.d. he got angry and police put him in handcuffs. he was pacing around with clinched fists and acting aggressive. he was sited for violating rules and released. >>> the results of a crack down on child pornography that included arrests in the bay area. called operation sunflower, it began in november. agents have rescued 123 exploited children, including a new born baby who was only 19 days old. >> we arrested 245 people on criminal charges. 222 in the united states. and 23 people over seas. >> the operation spanned 46 states and six countries. there were 36 arrests in california. the most of any state, including three in the bay area. >>> the city of east palo alto is expected to request $2.7 million for emergency levy repairs. the levy was damaged when the creek flooded during the heavy rain. several homes had to be evacuated. tonight the city counsel is expected to ratify a declaration making the city eligible for state em
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Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
borders open for even more refugees. >>> san francisco's city attorney is cracking down on dozens of restaurants, he wants to know where the money intended for health care, where that money is going. >> and we're real close to your bay area weekend. we have some wind out there. as you look to the north we have clouds increasing and a chance of some sprinkles for your bay area weekend. i'll tell you which day. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> san francisco city attorney says that dozens of restaurants are committing fraud taking money in from customers in the form of a surcharge by not using that money the way they're supposed to. rob roth live in the city where rob, you
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Jan 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
elderly woman after a gunman opened fire in san francisco's glenn park neighborhood. police were called to a home on alameda boulevard near silver avenue around 10:00 last night. when they arrived, they found an 80-year-old woman and 50- year-old man with gunshot wounds. both victims were taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening wounds. anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call san francisco police. >>> a hayward police dog is being praised tonight for sniffing out a key piece of evidence in a suspected gang shooting. the hayward police department tweeted this picture last night of canine officer nikki finding a handgun near some bushes. police say the gun was found a few hours after a gang shooting nearby. the tweet included a line reading, quote, you can't hide from the nose. >>> in san jose, fire crews are on the scene right now of a two- alarm house fire. the fire at a home on gara road near mount pleasant road started about two hours ago, producing a plume of thick, black smoke you can see in the picture could be seen for miles. a viewer posted this phot
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Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
do have a frost advisory for the bay side communities, outside of san francisco, redwood city, fremont, hayward, oakland. notice the purple, inland areas, north bay, east bay, south bay, dipping into the 20s. a freeze warning is expected for you. this is going to happen tomorrow morning. he is a peak at the handful of numbers i am expecting. petaluma has felt the chilliest temperatures. 40 for san francisco. 28 in walnut creak. when i return what you can expect for tomorrow and a time line of when i expect we will thaw out and when we will warm up. >>> the cold snap continues. citrus growers are going out out to protect their crops. they invested $11 million to protect their crops. many say it is necessary to do so. they generate $2 billion a year. efforts to use water and wind machines has paid off. in december of 2011 a deep freeze cost them half a billion dollars to protect the crops. >>> it will be a cold night for some folks after a huge free crashed into a home and knocked out power. the 150-foot tree toppled over this morning on west baltimore avenue. neighbors say they
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Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
usual today. . >> emergency officials in san francisco today ordered several building evacuated because of a gas leak. it started about 12:20 this afternoon. a firedepartment spokesperson told us a construction crew punctured a gas line. a pg&e spokesperson says the workers should have been using shovels. they expectfull service restored this afternoon. >> for only the second time in 40 years, the baseball writers of america selected no one for the hall of fame. that includesbarry bonds. rita williams hasbeen covering bond's possible use of performance enhancing drugs and is here with reaction. >> i found passions run deep about who should or should not be included in the hall of fame. . >> he's baseball's all time home run hitter but he was not a hit with baseball writers today. nor were others from the so- called steroider r every rna. sammy sosa got 12.5% of the votes. all far short of the 75% needed. >> it's the lesser of the evils. >> but you would not have voted for bonds. >> absolutely not. >> i believe he should've got in i did not vote for all of the steroid guys. i don
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
the 9ers. [ music playing ] >> 9ers fan. >> reporter: this performer is a san francisco native. >> borne and raised in san francisco. went to balboa high school. >> reporter: just got the thrill of his life. jim harbaugh stopped by to say high and sign his 9er heart. >> look behind you. i looked and i was like, bam! [ laughter ] >> i was like oh! come here, now. let me get this signature. >> the 49ers are favored to win the super bowl but here there are ways to find an edge. >> things can be done for athletic comtitian to kill results -- competition to kill results. >> reporter: does it involve human sacrifice? [ laughter ] >> no, no. >> reporter: life again on bourbon street. three motorcycle officers getting ready to move out of here. they are probably expecting a busy night here. the good news is, there haven't been any problems so far but it is monday night, we have a long way to go. i would like to thank the folks who let me borrow these beads. they have a special bead for the 49ers. ken wayne, ktvu channel 2 news. >> way to go. thank you. >>> before the ravens left for ne
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Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
here. >> the san francisco board of supervisors made it more difficult to light up in the city. they voted in favor of banning smoking at parades and certain festivals. the ban will not be enforced by police. instead it'll rely on peer pressure and a publicity campaign. supporters say the ban is about changing the way smoking is viewed. >> it's not punitive against smokers. this is about the smoke itself which is as we mentioned previously is a carcinogen and there is no safe level. >> a final approval is expected later this month. >> new information on the identity of the person who robbed a woman in san francisco and then kimed her dog. detectives posted a picture of 35-year-old laurice barrett today. they say he is wanted for robbery and animal cruelty in an incident that took place on december 28th. he robbed a woman and tossed the woman's 12-year-old dog into the street. unfortunately the dog did not survive. >>> the pilot of the oil tanker that sideswiped the bay bridge last week made a last minute course change just before impact. the tankers captain originally indicated
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
. here is the thing, we get big surf in san francisco, half moon bay, all winter long. when the conditions are come together just right, that is what is happening, the wind, the swell, the tied all together at the same time is very difficult to do. that is why we haven't seen this contest in a couple years. massive surf into the weekend, 20-30-foot. the storm system that are generating this swell is 4,000 miles away. it is a major storm. the swell isn't showing up yet. this swell, 5,000 miles away is coming due west, and it has a big impact on the surf break. it jacks it up. you got to get the wind, the swell and the tied and that is what we have on sunday. it could be one of the best surf events in the history of the event. west swell, and great wind conditions, great weather conditions. we will track this for you along with the surf contest you have a high surf advisory with nice weather along the coast, it will be dangerous at ocean beach, at pacifica, we will talk about that and the bay area weekend warm up that is coming your way. >>> the museum is appealing for help in fin
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Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
breaking news out of san francisco. police are searching a home in connection with the disappearance of kevin collins. rita williams just spoke to his mother. rita will tell us she is feeling. >> back here in 10 minutes. right to your city. how warm it's going to be tomorrow. it will be warmer. see you back here. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. e e. >>> in washington some lawmakers are considering testimony from doct
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Jan 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
it is effecting his family. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco police released video of the man accused of robbing a woman and killing her dog. here is a look at the suspect as he ran. police say he just thrown the victim's dog in front of traffic. the dog had to be put down because of her injuries. we spoke with the victim after the attack. >> i heard the impact of her little body hit and she screamed. >> witnesses set up a reward fund. it was up to $3,500 at last check. we posted more stories on www.ktvu.com. >> we learned more about a man swept out to sea while working on the beach with his wife new year's day. ktvu's mike mibach is live with the existing danger. >> reporter: her husband loved the outdoors but as the coast guard warned today, surf can turn in a second and hurt the most experienced. >> reporter: the pacific ocean slamming in. >> i think it is pretty. >> reporter: pretty but it can be deadly. the coast guard responded yesterday after witnesses say a large wave rolled into the area. >> the woman and dog made it back to shore but the man was unac
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Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
6:30 p.m. >>> san francisco's mayor is shining a light on a neighborhood. >> the mayor joined other leaders in touring the first phase of the public housing project. over the next two years 107 new units wild be built. it comes thanks to millions in local, state and federal money. so far 25 families have moved in. >> my unit wasn't up to date. it was bad, plumbing, my babe has asthma so i was happy. i feel like i am in a 5 star hotel. beautiful. my kids are so happy. >> her old units had problems with mold so bad her son had to go to the hospital. they have been in since just before christmas and she said her son looks great. >>> officials may be having second thoughts about hosting the super bowl at the 49ers new stadium. they are trying to determine if the city can deal with the nfl demands. tax breaks, giving up tax revenue from hotels during super bowl events. the 49ers new stadium is a finalist to host the 50th or 51 super bowl in 2016 or 2017. that big game is expected to bring several hundred million dollars to the host community. >>> the closest look we have been able to giv
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Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >>> a san francisco man is behind bars facing attempted murder charges. he's accused of dousing his girlfriend with gasoline then setting her on fire. police arrested 22-year-old dexter oliver at an oakland motel last night. oliver's boyfriend star lamra remained at the burn unit in st. francis hospital in critical condition. >>> antioch police are searching for four men. police say the suspects were all in their 20s that they rushed into the shell station on loan treeway about 3:30 this morning. what they were after was beer and you can see some of the broken bodless there in the parking lot. the clerk tried to stop them and that's when the four men beat him up. police say the men didn't take any money, they only made off with the beer. >>> we told you yesterday here at 5:00 how the fbi is taking over the search of remains of victims of the speed killers. and today ken pritchett is live with why the fbi may be taking over that case. >> reporter: early last year shermantine threw out this map and pointed at this area. where the fbi is digging right now is not in that exact same loca
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Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
. we are asking for the public's help to find him. >> reporter: san francisco police warn that dexter oliver is dangerous, anyone who sees him should call police immediately. live in san francisco, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police arrested two men this afternoon after reports of someone brandishing a weapon near overfelt high school. officers spotted the car and tried to pull it over but they ran away. police arrested two men after a door to door search. they learned the car was stolen. the lock down was lifted at 1:00 p.m. >>> the u.s. supreme court set two dates to hear arguments on the leldy of gay marriage. march 26. california's law banning same- sex marriage. the case stems from a lawsuit filed in 2009 on behalf of two california couples and on march 27 the supreme court will hear a challenge to the defense of marriage act. >>> the u.s. supreme court today refused to hear a challenge to a government funding of stem cell research. two scientists sued to stop the work. they claim they were violating the law that prohibits taxpayer financing. >>> bank of america will p
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >>> with the san francisco 49ers now just three days away from their championship game, it seems anything that is red and gold is a hot property for 9er fans. ktvu's christien kafton is at the 49ers team store where merchandise is flying off the shelves. >> reporter: these juries here are a hot commodity. try finding one for colin kaepernick. you can see fans getting ready for the weekend game. today we heard about how players are getting ready for the weekend game. >> we just got to play 49er football. you know, do whatever it takes to win. >> reporter: 49ers star running back frank gore makes it sound easy. he said making it to the playoffs for the second time shows the team has what it takes. >> last year, you know, we were happy to be in the playoffs and now, you know, we know we are supposed to be there. >> reporter: in the locker room the game can be decided with a single key play. >> just takes one. that is what i enjoy. once you get that one catch in a big game it is all down hill after that. >> 49er team store? >> the phone rang non-stop today, fans gathered up gear and had one p
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
. colon died but his cousin survived. police have arrested seth bryan of san francisco. investigators are still asking anyone with information on the case to call police. >>> it's been dry for a while now but some rain is finally on the way. and our chief meteorologist bill martin is tracking the weather. >> we have rain in the forecast it shows up in the next 10 to 12 hours. we have the increasing clouds today. it's been two weeks since we've seen rain and we need it. you see this cloud cover increasing today. it's cloudy in san francisco and san jose and out toward brentwood. things are changing around. there's a lot of moisture coming up from the tropics that's a nice direction for a nice storm. the only thing that's missing with this storm is some strong dynamics. you can see some areas of precept showing up offshore. you're going to see here some green showing up offshore. i think you're going to see a little drizzle as well. the weather is changing, the rain is coming back after two weeks of absence. and temperatures they're going stay on the mild side. when i come back i'm goin
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Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
other driver was not hurt. >>> two people were killed, two others hurt in san francisco after a char speeding awhat from police -- car speeding away from police crashed into another car. police responded and found a black car. when officers walked up to that driver, he sped off and crashed into another car who, in turn, crashed into the person walking into the store. the passenger in the car and the pedestrian were both killed in the accident. >>> a parking lot scuffle gets nasty in georgia. she hit a teen with her suv. angela got into an argument with a 17-year-old girl who was saving a parking space for a friend at walmart. >> she told her to move. then she pulled in and hit her with the tire of the vehicle. i did see a executive mark on her knee. >> the driver claimed she told the teen to move and the girl leaned against the suv and started yelling but the walmart security camera shows the driver striking the teen with the vehicle. the teen was not seer yesly hurt. >>> a baby girl is rescued from the cold waters of san diego bay after she tripped and fell in and the father ha
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
flu shots at its urgent care center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. >>> a san francisco law professor predicts lance armstrong's televised confession to doping could trigger a new criminal investigation. as we first reported early this week, oprah winfrey had an interview with lance armstrong in which armstrong admitted to using performance enhancing drugs when he was competing in the tour de france. peter keen of golden gate university says that admission may prompt the u.s. attorney to reopen its criminal case against armstrong. keen said giving armstrong a pass would amount to a legal double standard. federal prosecutors have not commented. >>> police at uc davis launched a criminal investigation into an explosion at a campus apartment that injured a student researcher. it's still unclear what the student was doing when the explosion happened yesterday. officials from the fbi and bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms removed dangerous chemicals from the apartment. the student hurt one of his hands in the blast. at this point no one is in custody. >>> a judge sentenced a
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Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
politician, who he "likes" as a candidate. >> emotions run high in san francisco, the outpouring of emotion from the victim's family. ?Ñ . >>> police are investigating the death of a man who was found in the water yesterday as a suicide. someone spotted the body off shore at 10:00 a.m. the coroner identified identified the man as a 28-year- old. they believe he was in the water for 6 hours before anyone saw him. >>> emotions ran high in san francisco today after a weekend of violence. a suspect faced charges of murder and the man he gunned down was remembered by prayers and tears. [ singing ] >> we need to teach that violence is not the way. we need control guns. but we also need to control man. >> family and friends held a vigil today for him. they gathered where the 43-year- old san franciscan was shot dead and his cousin injured monday morning. his mother and others cried and left candles and flowers in memory. >> he made you feel like you were his best friend. he might not have known you but he would have gave you a hug like he has known you forever. >> the panelally attended a
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
annual march for life today. that march just ended at san francisco's justin herman plaza and that's where tomas roman joins us live with details. seems this rally gets beggar than ever this year. reporter: impressed organizers this year. that march for life attracted tens of thousands of people from all over northern california. now, that march, from civic center, here to justin herman plazaing tied up traffic on market and adjoining streets for two and a half hours and the matchers' message was simple, overturn roe v. wade. >> the plaza was filled with more than 240u7b people in the ninth annual walk for life. prolife supporters listened to speeches on the norse of roe v. wade. generalster o'neill poke spoke to the crowd. >> abortion hurts women and families and society and needs to become unthinkable. >> o'neill says she is a member of silent no more and is impressed by the turnout. pope benedict sent his ambassador to the the event to personally deliver his message regarding roe v. wade. >> support those who want to have the decision and law established in this country. >> at 1:3
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Jan 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
expected in san francisco as well as oakland. how long will the cold snap last? we'll look at the forecast coming up. >> ama: the frigid weather isn't cooling down playoff fever, but fans as candlestick are advised to bundle up. >> thousands of fans have been spending the past four hours getting primed at the parking lots of the stadium. those people are straggling in, a few are still straggling in, hoping to catch the kickoff here at candlestick. the playoff circus is back in town. fans converging on candlestick park. >> it's our turn. wearing going to the super bowl. one play short last year. this year is our time. good luck to them. >> yeah! [cheering] >> the cheeseheads were not going quietly into the game. >> we're amongst friends. we like then 49ers but it's not our fault you took smith instead of aaron rodgers in the draft. >> even before the kickoff, san francisco police were scoring, confiscating thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit items. >> i'm wearing lots of warm clothes and layering up and will be cheering a lot. >> extra police are also patrolling the area, mos
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Jan 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
golden gate, which is right here, also south san francisco, daly city. let me show you this cold front. it's a fast are -- fast-mover. we'll have a couple more hours to get through the rain. will we see drying tomorrow? the forecast is coming up. >> ama: look at some cell phone video of skiers. actually boarders -- at heavenly mountain resort shot by alan wang. there are record crowds of 4,000 people a day. this is one of their best years so far with crowds up 900% compared to last year, which was one of the worst seasons for resorts in tahoe. if you're out enjoying the snow or rain, shear your pictures or video to us at ureport@kgo-tv.com. >>> tonight, as a family in petaluma struggles to deal with the loss of a daughter, the community is coming together to help other families going through the uncertainty and fear of a missing child. 19-year-old alyssa byrne disappeared during a new year's eve celebration with friends in soul -- south lake tahoe. her body was fund yesterday morning. reporter: good evening. alyssa's father, kevin byrne, is still trying to deal with the loss of his lit
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
are recovering after a close call off ocean beach today. san francisco fire and the coast guard helped rescue the surfers stuck in strong rip tides. the waters made it difficult to locate the surfers. the coast guard helicopter found one of them. another man suffered a shoulder injury but the surf surfer managed to paddle back on his own. >> the bay area coastline is under a high surf advisory through 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. swells are expected to increase over the weekend. the waves are a welcome sight for 24 surfers competing in the mavericks invitational tomorrow morning off the coast of half moon bay. we'll have a live report tomorrow at 5:00. >>> san francisco 49ers' wide receiver michael crabtree has volunteer tear live met with police in their investigation into an alleged sexual assault. crabtree has not been detained or arrested. police say the alleged incident happened last sunday morning in a san francisco hotel a few hours after he 49ers playoff game against green bay. right now crabtree is in atlanta with the team, gearing up for tomorrow's show down with the falcons. f
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST
super bowl xlvii between the baltimore ravens and the san francisco 49ers. you can watch it 6:30 sunday right here with us on wusa9. >>> but coming up we'll talk to one of the doctors who performed that delicate operation to save the arm of a firefighter seriously hurt in an accident on the beltway. top. >> the wind advisory is no longer, but tell you, what the wind chills are fairly impressive. if you're headed out tonight, dress for the 20s, looking at 26 in gaithersburg, 25 in leesburg. we made tomorrow a yellow alert day. we've got snow on the way. we'll let you know when it rolls in. >> but first many of you watched it at home. we had a group of ladies watching it here. we'll get their reaction to dr. phil's interview with the mastermind behind the manti te'o girl friend hoax when we come back. >>> i felt like even if we ended this and we moved on with our lives and this wasn't brought back up and the truth wasn't known that we wouldn't truly be moving on. it just wasn't the truth. right then and there i knew i needed to come clean and make everything right. >> but can he truly mak
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Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
any element. >> of course, this year's super bowl between the baltimore ravens and the san francisco 49ers will take place indoors at the superdome in new orleans. you can watch it sunday right here with us on wusa9. our wusa9 blitz and blitz team will have live coverage from new orleans beginning monday at 5:00. topper. >> well, breaks in the cloud, you see a little bit of sun off to the west. look how light the snow is. it's as light as it gets. we'll come back and talk about how much is going to fall and what you have to worry about over the weekend and look ahead to next week. big changes ahead next week. >>> up next, only one way out for a suspected car thief who tried to escape the police by hiding in the attic. as you can see, well you know, that wasn't going to work. don't forget, we are always on at wusa9.com and the app. down load it right now on the >>> this is definitely something we don't see that often, as a suspect going into custody, climbing out of a vent. >> you can say that again. a suspected car thief trying to make a get away through the attic of an abandoned house. it
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Jan 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
san francisco's mission district. a witness shot these images yesterday. they show officers with guns drawn approaching the scene near 21st and south van ness. the man they were after had just crashed after police tried to pull him over in connection with a nearby shooting. they say he ran a red light and broadsided for car pushing it into a pedestrian. the pedestrian and the woman in the car were both killed. the suspect a known gang member 19-year-old david morales, has been charged with two counts of murder and faces attempted murder and firearms charges for the shooting incident. >>> new information is coming out about the killing of a wealthy businessman in monte sereno. it could suggest a motive into the brutal home invasion murder. as cbs 5 reporter mark sayre tells us more suspects could be arrested. >>> reporter: this is a case that still has more questions than answers as yet another suspect appears in court today. and court documents raise some questions about the victim's lifestyle. >>> reporter: 21-year-old javier garcia appeared in santa clara county superior court
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
invasion murder of a bay area millionaire. the "san francisco chronicle" is reporting that it could be connected to a notorious east oakland gang. the paper says that recover very kumra was killed -- ravi kumra was killed not long after a prostitute revealed details about his mansion to members of "the money team" one of the gangs oakland police blame for a recent spike in violent crime. at least two of the three accused killers are believed to have ties to that gang. >>> we also learned today a san jose mother's frightening story of a kidnapping attempt was made up. police sprang into action tuesday after a man reported a man tried to grab her 2-year- old daughter out of her arms. police canvassed her neighborhood even released a sketch of a suspect. today the mother came clean and admitted she made it up. police are not saying why she did that. but she could face charges. >>> they say that they are living and they are fed up with living in these deplorable conditions so today some tenants tried to turn the tables on their landlord. they say he has ignored the trouble at their apar
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Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
trip for fans driving from san francisco. and then you have to think about all that game day traffic on top of it. cbs 5 reporter mark sayre went to find out if public transportation is an easier option. mark. >> reporter: well, elizabeth, by comparison, the meadowlands is only 8 miles from midtown manhattan, cowboys stadium 20 miles from downtown dallas. this new stadium more than 40 miles from downtown san francisco. so how in the world do you get here on public transportation? >>> reporter: it may not look like much but the vta light rail station is closest to the new stadium. just imagine what it will look like after 68,000 people spill out after a game and another nearby station which serves nearby amtrak and ace train, riders can already feel the chaos. what's it going to mean for a little train station like this? >> oh, too small. >> reporter: but if you are coming to the new stadium from points north, these stations could be in your future. caltrain takes about 45 minutes from downtown san francisco to mountain view and that's where you'll have to transfer to a vta light rail
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Jan 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
the bridge towers. >>> a dog on death row for biting a police horse in san francisco just got a reprieve. charlie was ordered to be put down for the augusta tack at crissy field but his owner has been fighting to save charlie's life. today we learned some sort of deal was worked out in federal court and charlie will live. >>> and the family of a teen murdered in marin says that he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. 17-year-old williams was shot early this morning in marin city. his family said that he was visiting from the town of weed in northern california and had only been in the bay area for a week. lavanian williams was possibly targeted by mistake. >>> today we are learning more about the teacher who was able to disarm a teen gunman who shot a classmate. it happened yesterday at taft high school southwest of bakersfield. one student was hurt. cbs 5 reporter bigad shaban with what may have motivated the shooter. >>> reporter: ryan heber is being called a hero. he and a school counselor disarmed a student carrying a .12-gauge shotgun. 28 students were in the cl
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
efforts by city leader. >>> the san francisco 49ers holding their first practice to get ready for the super bowl today. it is the first time workout since winning the nfc championship last sunday by beating the falcons. a lot of distractions, too. you have family coming in, requests for tickets and so on. 9ers are set to fly to new orleans on sunday. once they arrive, the players and coaches will be on a tight schedule including media interviews and other distractions. dennis o'donnell joins me now. the 9ers have a lot to do. there's a lot that goes into the two weeks preparations. >> i call them the three ds. don't get hurt, don't get into any trouble off the field, and don't give the baltimore ravens any bulletin board material. practice like you're playing in the super bowl. any player will tell you that if you practice great, you're going to play great. and that is what jim harbaugh is preaching. i'm guessing the 49ers are doing that exact same thing. now, the 49ers don't have just a -- have just a handful of players with super bowl experience. and only center jonathan goodwin has
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
francisco and san jose among the lowest. >> the general consensus is a quarter percent is not going to make a big difference. >> reporter: to show how tricky it is, steve's tire store is on the el cerrito-richmond border. one step can be quite taxing. >> sales taxes here tomorrow 9.5%. sales tax right here tomorrow, 9%. >> reporter: so we're live here at safeway at the del norte bart station. it's mobbed. i'm not sure people are trying to save an extra penny every four dollars. it's new year's eve. but they are getting cheaper goods today and this tax will continue for the next four years. live in el cerrito, mike sugerman, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> some people will have more money to spend come new year's. san francisco's minimum wage will be increased to $10.55 an hour. and that makes it the highest in the u.s. >>> a not guilty plea from a woman accused of killing a pedestrian at san francisco overlook. 23-year-old gina eunice appeared in court today on charges of vehicular manslaughter, dui and hit-and- run. police say her blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit. b
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Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
-foot snow level and overnight lows thursday night colder than these numbers. san francisco flirting with 32 degrees before the end of the week. details on how warm we'll get in the afternoon, or not, that's coming up in a few minutes. >>> thank you. a familiar flash between wildlife and the urban world. the bay area neighborhood that has the coyote problem. >> nobody came, nobody bothered to call me. >> every homeowner's pet peeve. waiting for the workman that never shows. how you can make them pay for your inconvenience. >> those sweet drinks even the diet ones come with a cost. it's more than calories. how you could be risking your mental health with every sip. sighted in residential neighborhoods... ken bastida >>> it's not something you usually hear about in urban areas. coyotes sighted in residential neighborhoods. ken bastida is with mobile5 in san francisco's twin peaks area, where people are seeing plenty. hey, ken. >> reporter: yeah, hi, elizabeth. yeah, twin peaks, glen park, mount sutro, golden gate park, coyotes. they have been spotted all over san francisco. and it's is
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Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >>> as the san francisco 49ers look to play their final season in candle stick park, their new stadium is looking to become the center of the bay area sports june verse. >> the story of how that came to be starts with letter written 10 years ago on a behalf of a city that dares to dream big. len ramirez has more. len. >> the bars on broadway will always be full of the 49ers faith 68. but if the red and bold win their sixth super bowl the lombardy trophy will come home. >> it is a new age now. brand new in santa clara. >> santa clara is the 49ers future in everything except the name and a possible victory parade. >> we will let the police take care of it and we will have a beer with them. >> that is quite all right with the former santa clara councilman. it was moore who wrote the letter dr. john york inviting him to consider santa clara as the new 49ers stadium. >> you and i were standening out there when you asked me the question do i think it is going to be bit. now i can answer that question. i think it will be built. >> previous icons was an amusement park. >> santa clara w
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Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
had to deal with was the occasional fire drill. now san francisco's schools are adding another, active shooter drills. the san francisco police department is also gearing up for the possibility of a school gunman by getting digital maps of all campus buildings. the police say the floor plans will help them in the chaotic early moments of a school shooting. >> make it available online on a secure website to law enforcement personnel responding in the event of an emergency so that, you know, we can get there -- once we get there, we will know immediately, you know, what the floor plans look like, contact numbers, who the people in charge are, who we can call immediately. >> deputy chief says the first digital floor plans available to police will be in the city's richmond district with the highest concentration of schools. >>> people have called and said that that's really gracious, noble thing to do. that's not why i did it. >> a bay area fire chief is turning down a raise. the motivation behind his unprecedented move. >> superfood for the heart. the two ingredients to add to you
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Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
degrees in san francisco when we should be around mid- 50s. coldest locations will be around santa rosa. penngrove and cotati, as well. otherwise, freezing in napa, sonoma and glen ellen. take a look at the trivalley. you're not under an advisory, but nevertheless you will feel the chill in the air in the upper 20s. oh, look at that. that's sunset as we take a look out towards sutro tower in oakland. mostly clear tonight and currently, we have temperatures already dropping into the low 50s. we'll talk about the alert you need to know about for tomorrow coming up later on in this broadcast. >>> fireworks launched in broad daylight. why a new year's eve tragedy pushed the pyrotechnics into the sunshine. >>> not too much people say they get to deliver their grandkids. >> a pair of midnight baby deliveries, both planning to be the bay area's first of 2013 for one grandmother, the birth was a real hands on experience. as we'll see next. thousands crowded along the embarcadero >>> isn't that gorgeous? no fog to spoil the fireworks in san francisco this year. thousands crowded along the embarc
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >>> it may be sunny in the bay area, but there was a gusher in san francisco. this is from a fire hydrant that got knocked over at fulsom and embarcadero. witnesses tell cbs 5 a truck was trying to park when it accidentally knocked over the hydrant. water was shooting as high as the fourth floor of the gap building. the area was crowded with people and they stopped to take pictures. no one was hurt. >>> checking other bay area headlines, university of california president mark udoff has announced his retirement. yudof says he will leave in august for what he says are health issues. yudof has been at the helm of the university system for five years. his time has been marked by protests over tuition hikes and administrative pay raises, as well as violent police confrontations. >>> and today's the last day on the job san jose police chief chris moore. he leaves after 27 years with the department, two years as chief. his tenure was marked by budget cuts and pension reform that led many officers to look for work in other bay area cities. the deputy chief will take over until a replacement is f
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Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
are looking for five men who stormed into a san francisco home, they dragged eight people out of bed holding them at gunpoint at the living room at the outer richmond district house overnight. police say the men stole cash, electronics and luggage. it's unclear why that house was targeted. no one was hurt. >>> a key player in the giants world series has a brush with the law. sergio romo was arrested at mccarren airport in las vegas after becoming belligerent with a security officer. he was asked to show proper id when he went through security. he didn't have one and apparently became agitated. police say when they got there, romo had taken on an aggressive stance with his fists clenched. he was then cited for violating airport rules and not allowed to fly. >>> san francisco 49ers place kicker david akers says he has been getting death threats on twitter. acres says the threats were posted last week. he reported them to the team. and nfl security personnel. he is in a slump making 29 of 42 field goal attempts. >>> we are learning more about the murder of a silicon valley millionaire a
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Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
will be patrolling the streets that day, as well. live here in san francisco, i'm da lin, cbs 5. >> that's the future. >>> today was ticket pickup day for the lucky 49er fans going to the super bowl. the winners were chosen at random from the team's season ticketholders. they had to pay $1,700 for a pair of tickets. one fan says despite the cost it's a priceless experience. >> i am jacked up trying to figure out all week whether to sell or keep them but all my friends are telling me i have to go, it's a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity. i'm going. i don't care about the money. i'm a 9er fan, i'm going. >> you got go, you got to go. those who say they are going are getting there any way they can, some driving, some flying into neighboring states and driving to new orleans. >>> 49ers head coach jim harbaugh is getting his players ready for the trip. the team flies sunday. he says the players should savor the experience. >> i want them to enjoy it. i want them to enjoy every minute and especially enjoy the competition. that's the most exciting thing to look forward to is -- is playi
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Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
around here just within the city of san francisco, let alone the entire bay area. we call those microclimates. so we have dozens of those but we don't have dozens of weather reporting stations. so why not create a vehicle the cbs 5 mobile weather lab, that can go to wherever the worst of the weather is or whatever weather we want to go describe we can because we have the data collection system right on the vehicle itself. let me take you inside. a lot of buttons and flashing things and knobs and stuff going on. i'll call that the brain of the vehicle. that's because this is a fully functioning satellite truck which can go anywhere and beam back a signal and give you a report of what's going on. if that's the brains, that's the heart of the vehicle. it wouldn't be a weather lab without weather data collection and that's top-notch right there the best stuff. we can record just about everything weather-wise and we'll over the next days, weeks, months and years. this vehicle is going to be deployed anytime the weather is serious in the bay area or maybe just a sunny day to a communi
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Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
san francisco to los angeles. >> you know, his dad was the master of the big project. pat brown. what would pat brown think about his approach today? >> reporter: he might say be even more bold. his father was the one that gave us uc, the highway system. he gave us what people call modern california. unfortunately for his son, he is left stuck trying to pay for it. >> thinking of the california water project. >> reporter: that will be on the agenda, as well. >> thank you. >>> checking bay area headlines, tense moments in a san jose neighborhood this morning while police search for suspects in an attempted home burglary. police asked willow glen residents and an elementary school to shelter in place. officers searched the area around huston avenue and marshall way for an hour. no suspects were arrested. >>> also in san jose some neighbors now say they recognize the suspect in an attempted kidnapping from a police sketch. it happened on 33rd and saint james street last friday morning. surveillance video captured a man trying to kidnap a 13-year- old girl as she walked to school. t
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
. at city hall san francisco, phil matier cbs 5. >>> we have you covered on everything super bowl this week. you have already heard from dennis and michelle and a little later in the newscast mike sugerman takes us for a ride on his cross-country trip to the superdome. we'll take a look at his -- well, first class accommodations. >>> new at 5:00 oakland police are looking for whoever shot an 8 yearly girl. it happened about 2:30 this afternoon on 65th avenue in east oakland. she was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. >>> a blatant show of law breaking bravado stopped traffic in the middle of a busy bay area freeway in the middle of the day. cbs 5 reporter john ramos tells us it was enough to shock even the chp, who is now checking the license plate numbers of the cars in that video. >>> reporter: midday traffic on 880 near the oakland coliseum moves along quickly. but sunday at around 4 p.m., it came to a complete halt because of this. [ screeching tires ] >> reporter: this video posted on youtube shows the complete northbound lanes blocked while cars spin doughnu
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
has so far lost two flights and a third on friday is in jeopardy. >> we flew into san francisco. we had a choice between los angeles and san francisco. >> reporter: the silicon valley ceo was with a business delegation scheduled on one of those canceled san jose flights. his group was rerouted and came home on a different plane but he praised anas decision. >> this is a company that put passengers ahead of profits and made a wise decision to make sure that boeing works out these kinks before they put another plane up in the air. >> reporter: the nonstop tokyo flight kicked off with fanfare last friday before the planes were grounded but after some 787s began having issues such as fuel leaks and battery fires. passengers at the time did not seem worried. any concerns about that plane? >> no. i'm fine. i'm fine with it. ana is pretty good. >> in an ideal world you don't want your clients thinking about the aircraft. >> reporter: this public relations specialist said it's not the story line the airlines and the airport would have wanted but as long as safety is maintained, it probably
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